Sep 24, 20:00

PCGamesN Sunday, September 24, 2023 2:33 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 gets a fully fledged cosmetic armor system

Baldur's Gate 3 is full of gorgeous armor sets, and it can be difficult to choose a favorite. Perhaps even tougher is having to come to terms with the fact that your most fashionable set of boots or gloves just don't offer a good enough bonus to keep wearing them any more. Fortunately, there's now a solution, in the form of a cosmetic armor mod that allows you to apply the look of any gear piece to another without overwriting its stats.

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PCGamesN Sunday, September 24, 2023 1:04 PM
     Civilization and Slay the Spire collide in 4X deck builder on Steam

Take Civilization 6, with its strategic city building and decision making as you expand your empire across a hex-based map while outsmarting your rival factions. Add Slay the Spire, with its card-based tactics, asking you to build a deck capable of consistently delivering the tools you need to secure victory. Now shake those up and pour over ice, and you get Hexarchy, a cool 4X deck builder coming to Steam in October. Ahead of its release, PCGamesN spoke to developer Main Tank Software at WASD to find out what makes it tick.

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Twinfinite Sunday, September 24, 2023 2:50 PM
Infamously fun.

Twinfinite Sunday, September 24, 2023 12:21 PM
Which boss is the boss of all bosses?

Siliconera Sunday, September 24, 2023 3:30 PM

New Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel Announced

Kadokawa announced during the Sneaker Bunko 35th Anniversary Festa! that a new Haruhi Suzumiya light novel is currently in production, titled The Theater of Haruhi Suzumiya. Currently, Kadokawa has no set release date for the upcoming light novel. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The upcoming light novel will include the short stories "Haruhi Suzumiya Theater" published in the Sneaker in 2004, and its sequel "Return of Haruhi Suzumiya Theater" published in the Sneaker in 2006. These two shot stories remained uncollected and with no continuation to their storylines for 17 years.

Illustrator Noizi Ito shared new artwork that highlights the theme of the upcoming light novel, featuring Haruhi in a white dress, Kyon in his school uniform, Yuki dressed as a rogue, Itsuki as a cowboy, and Mikuru as a space force officer.


Written by Nagaru Tanigawa, the light novel series focuses on a high schooler named Kyon as he interacts with Haruhi, a bored and erratic classmate who is unaware that she possesses the ability to alter the universe. Kyon is dragged into joining her club, the SOS Brigade, which also includes an alien, a time traveler, and an esper who are all tasked resolve any strange incidents caused by Haruhi and to make sure she never discovers her secret abilities.

Yen Press currently publishes the light novels in English under their Yen On imprint. The 12th light novel, The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, released on November 25, 2020 after a 9-year hiatus. The series previously ran in the Sneaker, Kadokawa Shoten's light novel magazine that ran from 1998 to 2011. Kadokawa Shoten publishes the light novels in Japan under the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint.

The anime adaption of the light novel series, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, was animated by Kyoto Animation and premiered in 2006 in Japan. Crunchyroll currently has the series available to stream on their service.

The Theater of Haruhi Suzumiya currently has no set release date, but is currently in production.

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Siliconera Sunday, September 24, 2023 3:00 PM

Volume 3 of the Oshi no Ko Manga Focuses on Harassment

Harassment is common in the entertainment industry, so naturally the topic comes up in the Oshi no Ko manga. In fact, it becomes the focal point of the third volume. While past entries tended to focus on specific characters, with volume 1 feeling dedicated to Ai Hoshino and volume 2 prioritizing Aqua, it really feels like the event surrounding Akane Kurokawa is what Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari want us focused on in Oshi no Ko volume 3. At the same time, we're also seeing throughout the power that performers, people creating shows, and the viewers and fans can hold.

Editor's Note: There are some minor spoilers and allusions to events in volume 3 of the Oshi no Ko manga below.

Volume 3 of the Oshi no Ko manga picks up with an event we heard about at the end of the second installment: We're About to Fall in Love for Real. It's a reality show Aqua agreed to appear on, and it is the full and complete focus of this entry. So much so that scenes with Ruby and Kana are few and far between, in spite of the development toward making her dream come true with a new group. Yes, we get a meaningful moment for the new B-Komachi and later Kana and Aqua, but the focus is on Akane.

Throughout the We're About to Fall in Love for Real sections in Oshi no Ko volume 3, the manga is showing the pressure the performers are under. Aqua is noting how scripted, in a way, it can be, with the different performers knowing their roles and objectives. We see the pressure Akane is under to try and get screen time and a moment, due to influence from her office. We see how this results in her being pushed and acting a certain way to another performer that is the female "star" of the season, then getting tremendous levels of hate online. 

In a way, it is fitting that the B-Komachi moment we get with Ruby and Kana Pieyon appears in a volume that focuses on audience perception and reaction. Because there, we see how the effect of an influencer helps introduce them and alter their course. They're well-received due to the carefully curated and planned presentation, with Pieyon even preparing edits to ensure they are seen the way the company wants them to be if needed. 

All of this also makes it all the more fitting when, spearheaded by Aqua and the other cast members, they essentially take fate into their own hands. His words to Akane, interference with one of the heads behind the show, and work with Mem-Cho and the other people helps them take control of the narrative. As a result, they once again are able to turn the tide of the viewers and fans watching. We then see how that entirely different wave of reaction again influences careers and the futures of the people watching. 

In short, Oshi no Ko volume 3 feels like the central theme is "power." The power of fans to affect someone who is performing for them, for better or worse. The power of the people creating shows to tell stories that aren't really happening. The power of the people who are acting and how, once they realize what their goal is or what persona to adopt, they can help change public opinion and the course of things. It ends up being 

Yen Press is handling the English localization of the Oshi no Ko manga, and volume 3 debuted in August 2023. Volume 4 will debut on November 21, 2023. The anime is streaming on HIDIVE, and the original Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub are available as viewing options.

The post Volume 3 of the Oshi no Ko Manga Focuses on the Power People Hold appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, September 24, 2023 5:37 PM
     Ea Sports Fc 24 Team Plan FeaturedOne of my favorite parts of the FIFA/EA Sports FC Ultimate Team year is the first few days where you're using the base cards of players you will probably replace for promotional cards in a few weeks or so. It's always so much fun finding some hidden gems, and coming to get to know some new favorites for your team and unearthing a new mainstay in your club. This year, you can even bring them forward through the game thanks to Evolutions, which will be really fun to do. But for now, let's focus on one section of the team, which is the Striker position. It's one of the most important positions in the game, and finding a key player to help you out early on is always a good thing. Here's our top 5 early game Strikers in EA Sports FC 24. Related: Best players for Pacey Protector in EA Sports FC 24 Top 5 early game Strikers in EA Sports FC 24 To start off with, I haven't had extensive use out of all of these early game Strikers, as the game hasn't been out long eno...

Gamer Empire Sunday, September 24, 2023 5:03 PM
     Romances are a longtime minor mechanic within the Fire Emblem franchise and have since made a return to the latest title, Fire Emblem Engage. However, setting out on a romantic pursuit isn't always the most obvious and straightforward endeavor to undertake. Don't worry, though. We've got you covered with all the information you'll need to […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, September 24, 2023 4:33 PM
     In Fire Emblem Engage, there are over forty different Classes that you can utilize to change the power and abilities of your Units on the battlefield. However, many of the Base Classes that Units come equipped with aren't the most ideal matchup for their stat block. For this reason, knowing when and how to change […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, September 24, 2023 5:56 PM

The trailer shows off the game's main plot, characters, antagonists, and more.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, September 24, 2023 4:26 PM

Specific consoles haven't been announced

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, September 24, 2023 3:35 PM

A third installment in the Star Wars Jedi series is currently in development.

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Sep 24, 06:00

PCGamesN Sunday, September 24, 2023 5:17 AM
     The First Descendant beta adds surprise login rewards event

The First Descendant beta continues to prove very popular on Steam, with the crossplay beta test for the co-op third-person looter shooter managing to pull in a pretty consistent player base that's hovered around 40,000 concurrent users on the Valve platform throughout the weekend. If you're playing, you'll be pleased to know that developer Nexon Games has just introduced a surprise login rewards event, giving you a healthy heaping of currencies just for hopping on in the final days of the test period.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, September 24, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for getting over some powerful Maltese flu. Before you cough, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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